Feb 21, 2010

Spring Cleaning Has Arrived!

I have been bitten by the bug, the Spring cleaning bug, that is. It has consumed my every thought and spare moment. It all started a couple weeks back when Brad and I finally decided to clean and organize the basement. When we built our house, the 4th level became the breeding ground for all our junk! And I will refrain from saying much about the little friends that gathered in our basement...Ahem....Anyhoo, problem is solved:)

I still need to get some after pics of the basement to post. However, I sat down and made a list of every room in the house, and what needs to be done in it. One area that drove me MAD was our entryway closet. Our entryway isn't huge, but it carries it's purpose. The closet however, was not. I was so sick and tired of organizing shoes every.single.day. I had three wicker baskets that were all different colors, and no organization at all.

I was inspired by Ashley from Shanty2Chic when she made this adorable basket for blankets. My wheels started turning! (First off I completely forgot to get a before pic, bummer.) So, I spray painted the baskets with Rustoleums Heirloom White. Next I found some unfinished wooden signs that I painted white, then wiped a glaze over, cut out some letters with my Cricut machine and mod podged them on. I sorted out all of our hats/gloves and Brad's hunting stuff.

We also needed something for shoes, Brad was tired of his dress shoes getting dirty from having other shoes laid on top. We ended up finding a shoe organizer at Target on sale for $9.99!

It looks 150% better than it did, trust me! It feels so good to have a section of your house organized, now, will it stay this way??
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Allison Shops said...

The baskets are perfect. Isn't it nice to Spring clean!? I hate we're about not have another cold snap in Alabama. Come over to AtticMag to see my home on tour this week!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Organization is good! You are on your way to a spring cleaned house. Keep up the good work and show as the results (that way we can get satisfaction without actually having to clean ourselves ;-) )

Ann said...

Ah, it does feel great to open the door of an organized closet! Congrats!

The Persimmon Perch said...

Me too! Everything around here is getting a double take...whether it is spring or just nesting for this new little one coming. Either way nothing is safe around our house. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Yea for closet organization! It looks wonderful ... and our shoes are on racks on the floor. Yours look like they'd be much easier to pull shoes from than our racks are! Great job on the redo!

Patti said...

Love your baskets...might do some for mittens and hats in my front door closet...they look so neat and tidy

Marmee's Pantry said...

Looks great. I love using baskets...even for shopping. Now...will you do that at my house? '-)

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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